Thursday, August 5, 2010
Get a Submission Request @ Nationals? I Can Help!
Now that you've pitched successfully at Nationals and that agent and/or editor has said the words you've been waiting for....
"Send me the first 3 chapters..."
"Send me the synopsis...."
"Send me the first 50 pages...."
"Send me the full manuscript..."
"Send me everything you've ever written..."
Or any combination of the above--what do you do next?
If you're like most, you'll rush home with a frenzy of energy and eagerness to get that submission polished and submitted BEFORE they forget you even existed (if they haven't already).
BUT...what if your query letter needs some tuning?
AND...what if you've been so busy writing the dang novel that you haven't even looked at a synopsis yet?
ARE you sitting in front of the keyboard...business card of the agent or editor propped nearby and your computer cursor flashing mockingly at you? It seems to be daring you to send off that submission...but suddenly you're unsure. Suddenly, you're having second thoughts on whether or not this is truly ready to go.
Here's what you do....
1. Don't worry.
2. Take a deep breath.
3. Let the breath out (don't want you to pass out and accidentally hit your keyboard with your forehead and fill up your manuscript with the letter jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj).
4. CONTACT ME!
I'm offering affordable, private tutoring sessions for your synopsis and query letters through my Tutor Me Write program. You can contact me at email@example.com for details or visit the Tutor Me Write page of my website (www.kerrinelson.com) to get prices or package details.
I'm back home from Nationals and ready to help. We can have this whipped into shape in just a few days time and submissions will be ready to roll out!
Hope to hear from you but either way...BEST of LUCK on that submission and you should be so very proud of yourself for having the courage to pitch in the first place. Be sure to let me know how it goes for you!